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Hi folks. I have a concept for a Psi Melee / Energy Aura Brute that I'd like to try, but I don't have any experience with either set. I'm looking for some tips on what powers are most useful and which are skippable.


Also, what should I try to build for once I start using IOs? Typed defense seems like the obvious first step. Recharge next? I'm not very good at builds.


I realize that this won't be very good at farming, but I'd like to be able to solo most other content at higher difficulty levels, though not necessarily +4/x8. 


I didn't see any builds for this combo by searching, but if someone has a build they'd like to share, I would appreciate it.

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Energy Aura is an underrated secondary you can get good defense very early. 


You will want Tough and Weave.  


For ios the two 3% defense IOs are a huge help.  


EA is typed defense so i built for S/L first.  Then for EN/NE since NE is a little lower.  


You should be able to get to 45% on all types except PSI and neg eng without any drain.  And over 50% s/l resist without too much effort

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I am terrible at builds. How can this be improved? 


My goals were at least 46.5% defense to S/L/F/C/E, a healthy amount of S/L resists, and perma-hasten. I'm not sure how to gauge how effective the Force Feedback proc is for global recharge, but I think it will be enough to close the current gap.


I have no idea what to pick for the last three powers, and I was out of slots anyway, so I just left them empty for now. I'm leaning toward Soul Mastery as it's the closest to the character concept.


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Psi/Energy Test: Level 50 Magic Brute
Primary Power Set: Psionic Melee
Secondary Power Set: Energy Aura
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Speed

Villain Profile:
Level 1: Psi Blade -- KntCmb-Acc/Dmg(A), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx(11), KntCmb-Dmg/Rchg(11), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(13), Acc-I(34)
Level 1: Kinetic Shield -- Rct-Def(A), Rct-Def/EndRdx(3), Rct-EndRdx/Rchg(3), Rct-Def/Rchg(13), Rct-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(34), Rct-ResDam%(34)
Level 2: Telekinetic Blow -- BrtFur-Acc/Dmg(A), BrtFur-Dmg/Rchg(7), BrtFur-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(7), BrtFur-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(42), BrtFur-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(50)
Level 4: Power Shield -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(5), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg(5), LucoftheG-EndRdx/Rchg(15), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(27)
Level 6: Combat Jumping -- DefBuff-I(A), DefBuff-I(19), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(19)
Level 8: Psi Blade Sweep -- Obl-Dmg(A), Obl-Acc/Rchg(9), Obl-Dmg/Rchg(9), Obl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(29), Obl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(45)
Level 10: Entropic Aura -- EndRdx-I(A)
Level 12: Kick -- Acc-I(A)
Level 14: Super Jump -- Jump-I(A)
Level 16: Tough -- TtnCtn-ResDam(A), TtnCtn-ResDam/EndRdx(17), TtnCtn-ResDam/Rchg(17), TtnCtn-EndRdx(23)
Level 18: Boggle -- MlsIll-Acc/Rchg(A), MlsIll-EndRdx/Conf(31), MlsIll-Acc/EndRdx(33), MlsIll-Conf/Rng(33), MlsIll-Acc/Conf/Rchg(33)
Level 20: Energy Cloak -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(21), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg(21), LucoftheG-EndRdx/Rchg(25), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(42)
Level 22: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(23), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg(25), LucoftheG-EndRdx/Rchg(27), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(43)
Level 24: Dampening Field -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(A), TtnCtn-ResDam(40), TtnCtn-ResDam/EndRdx(40), TtnCtn-ResDam/Rchg(40), TtnCtn-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(42)
Level 26: Greater Psi Blade -- Hct-Dmg(A), Hct-Dmg/Rchg(48), Hct-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(48), Hct-Acc/Rchg(50), Hct-Dmg/EndRdx(50)
Level 28: Energy Protection -- GldArm-3defTpProc(A)
Level 30: Energy Drain -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(31), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg(31), LucoftheG-EndRdx/Rchg(43), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(43)
Level 32: Mass Levitate -- Obl-Dmg(A), Obl-Acc/Rchg(37), Obl-Dmg/Rchg(37), Obl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(39), Obl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(39), FrcFdb-Rechg%(39)
Level 35: Energize -- DctWnd-Rchg(A), DctWnd-Heal/EndRdx(36), DctWnd-Heal(36), DctWnd-Heal/Rchg(36), DctWnd-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(37)
Level 38: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(45)
Level 41: Taunt -- MckBrt-Taunt(A), MckBrt-Taunt/Rchg(45), MckBrt-Taunt/Rchg/Rng(46), MckBrt-Acc/Rchg(46), MckBrt-Taunt/Rng(46), MckBrt-Rchg(48)
Level 44: [Empty] 
Level 47: [Empty] 
Level 49: [Empty] 
Level 1: Brawl -- Acc-I(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Quick -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Rush -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Surge -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Fury 
Level 1: Sprint -- Run-I(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 4: Ninja Run 
Level 2: Swift -- Run-I(A)
Level 2: Health -- Mrc-Rcvry+(A)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Jump-I(A)
Level 2: Stamina -- EndMod-I(A), PrfShf-EndMod(15), PrfShf-End%(29)

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I dont know much about energy aura, but psi melee is a good set, if you put the Gaussian proc in concentration, then once you get mass levitate and greater psi sword, if you hit concentration, and the Gaussian procs also, with an instance of insight you can accomplish burst damage like that.  Its a hard hitter.


Thats on par with energy melee but faster, better flowing set, and better AOE.


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